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how residents in florida are preparing for the massive storm to hit their neighborhood. ((sharie johnson)) >> plus... the calling of a hero. how the selfless act of one valley resident saved a complete stranger's life ((brian loftus)) >> plus... sherry says a warm-up is on the way for the weekend ((sharie johnson)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this i8 ((brian loftus)) hurricane matthew is now bearing down on florida... the storm was downgraded to a category 3 storm overnight with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. ((sharie johnson)) >> 2-million people along the east coast have been told to head inland...marlie hall is in orlando with the latest on the life-threatening storm. (port salerno, fl) overnight...the outer bands of hurricane matthew began
...and roaring winds...with gusts already up to 70 miles per hour... the storm surge from the category 3 storm sent boats in this harbor rocking side to side. storm shutters were ripped off the front of businesses in west palm beach. in daytona beach...police were left patrolling empty streets as most residents listened to evacuations warnings: (gov rick scott) we can rebuild homes, we can rebuild businesses. i just think of my own family, we can't rebuild a life.//this storm is a monster. but some people living on the coast who couldn't get out of town sought safety in red school cafeteria: they were either at mobile homes or vulnerable places. they're heeding the call from the authorities (marlie hall cbs news orlando, florida) conditions here in orlando will intensify over the next few hours... matthew is expected to slam florida all day with hurricane force winds... and then turn towards georgia... the state joined florida in ordering mandatory evacuations...reversi ng a lane of traffic on this highway yesterday to accommodate the exodus. south carolina did the same...as this beach bar stayed open for one last party:
tonight. we should be good after that. matthew is expected to move out to sea this weekend. marlie hall cbs news orlando, florida./// ((sharie johnson)) more than 200-thousand people in florida are already without power... president obama has declared a state of emergency in florida, georgia, and south carolina./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) so much rain and wind continues
to roll up the east coast... just about 40 miles offshore from cape canaveral.... and the eyewall of the storm is widening which is widening the wind field of hurricane force winds across florida. ............. it's still a strong category 3 storm and that strength will likely continue as it rolls just offshore and keeps the warmth of the ocean water. ........ and keeps the warmth of a strong and destructive storm surge and flooding rains with the hurricane force winds. ......... it's heading right up the coast for georgia and the carolinas later today... and then expected to head out to sea and turn back south. .............. here at home, our clear skies are dropping temps to cool 60s with warmer 80s by the afternoon. ((demetria obilor))
incident... we're learning more about a raid on a northeast las vegas property that resulted in hundreds of roosters being seized... and seven bull terrier puppies losing their lives. yesterday, metro police told us the puppies were relocated to a shed with a swamp cooler in the shade. it was running, but not pumping out of water. metro detectives claim they asked one of the suspects about checking on the dogs and he indicated that it wasn't necessary. when a detective did check on the dogs, they were already dead. no charges will be filed in the death of those puppies./// ((sharie johnson)) a reward of six-thousand dollars is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a cat killer. the cat was discovered strung up to a fence post near alta and jones on september 14-th. if you have any information...
turning the wild west into a reality... and a competitive sport. ((brian loftus)) >> reporter nia wong introduces us to las vegas gunfights... the new experience with real guns... that's exactly what it sounds like.
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the guns are real... the arena is real... but the ammunition is non-lethal. ((sharie johnson)) this week swat team members kicked off the grand opening of las vegas gunfights... the indoor facility creates a realistic shooting game... while offering firearm training. 8 news now reporter nia wong gives us a first look. ((nia wong)) after 3 years tied up in red tape.. experience he calls the "ufc of shooting." (( nephi oliva/owner, las vegas gunfights: we're kind of combining firearms training with martial arts )) ((nia wong)) oliva is the owner of las vegas gunfights....where the guns are real. the ammunition is not. (( nephi oliva/owner, las vegas gunfights: we use "simunition," a restricted non-lethal training ammo that has been in use by military and law enforcement for almost twenty years now )) ((nia wong))
closest experience to a shootout as legally possible. (( james miranda/operations director, lv gunfights: there's a lot of distractions in the arena so it's very similar to being on the street )) ((nia wong)) while the uneven terrain, smoke and loud music adds to the arena's intensity... james miranda - a former north las vegas police officer - says the use of real guns is what separates their simulation from others. (( james miranda/operations director, lv gunfights: you have to deal with magazine changes, you have to deal with manipulating a firearm just like a real firearm you have to deal with malfunctions, you have to deal with the drin )) ((nia wong)) in a climate where gun violence dominates headlines and is a hot topic for an election year... oliva says he doesn't believe his facility glamorizes gun use... ((nephi oliva/owner, las vegas gunfights: guns are here and they're not going anywhere as long as we have the constitution so we can either cry about it on one side and do nothing..... or we can be proactive about it and start getting more involved in training and providing a culture that promotes responsible use of firearms ))
((sharie johnson)) >> players must be 12 years and older... and minors must be accompanied by an adult. those who want to take part can bring their own gun -- each firearm is inspected before entering the arena to make sure there are no live rounds inside. players also wear body armor. oliva says they already have plans to expand. they're also in talks with pay-per-view to broadcast competitions./// ((brian loftus)) there are super heroes living among us right here in the valley... sort of. ((sharie johnson)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader. we'll introduce you to one of several men and women being recognized for going above and beyond in the community.... next./// you're watching 8 news
recognizing heroes in our community. yesterday they held a luncheon to kick off their "everyday heroes awards." ((sharie johnson)) >> it was held at paris las vegas hotel... and it was hosted by our very own kirsten joyce and paul joncich. every year the red cross asks the public to nominate people...
we talked with one of those nominees... who works for medicwest ambulance... about why her job is so fulfilling: ((christina curtiss, medicwest ambulance: i love helping people and making a difference from everything from 911 calls, events, to community partnerships, drunk driving prevention that's some of my favorite things to do. )) ((sharie johnson)) >> starting this week we are running a series of pieces about people making a difference in our community. here is our first "everyday hero." ((sharie johnson)) he had just moved into a neighborhood near sam boyd stadium. then december 7th about six in the evening, michael jones heard a loud noise at his front door. ((pastor michael jones, believers center i didn't run downstairs, i looked out the window and i didn't see anybody so i kind ignored it and then i heard some screams outside )) ((sharie johnson)) with no shoes or shirt.. jones raced outside to a woman, so emotional, he could not understand what she was saying.. ((pastor michael jones, believers center she just kept pointing
)) ((sharie johnson)) the woman's husband slammed his motorcycle into the back of a car. his view, obstructed by construction in the area. his family in a vehicle behind him. ((pastor michael jones, believers center i instantly ran over to the man and when i tried to feel a pulse, he didn't have one and i didn't recognize at the time that his arm was kinda dislodged and so i was like oh god, and then he coughed )) ((sharie johnson)) oblivious to all the bo cpr training kicked in from ten years ago. this was the first time he put it to use, securing the mans head, starting cpr until paramedics arrived. ((pastor michael jones, believers center i didn't even think about it, i was just, it was just an instinct in me, just like go almost like superman, you hear a voice and you're gone )) ((sharie johnson)) and that is why pastor michael jones of the believers center is our red cross everyday hero. ((pastor michael jones, believers center we have so many
stuff instead of helping. in the bible, it says am i my brother's keeper, and i can say yes, i am my brothers keeper. )) ((sharie johnson)) sharie johnson, 8news now. >> ((sharie johnson)) >> this story gets better. jones later found out the man he saved-- was his new neighbor. needless to say-- today-- they have a great friendship./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
grab a sweater or ... temps are dropping to the 50s around town... and those numbers will continue to drop through the next couple of hours. ............. we'll warm up slightly today as high pressure rebuilds. .............. some high clouds slide into the area tomorrow and then more clouds again next week. .............. hurricane matthew barreling up the florida coast this morning with 120 mph sustained winds. battering waves and power outages with strong storm surge.
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temple! nickelodeon released the trailer for the movie epic re-imagining last night. according to entertainment weekly the movie follows three siblings who find themselves trapped in a real-life temple and tasked with solving a number of puzzles to stay alive. the movie doesn't have a set release date but expected to premier in november./// ((brian loftus)) president obama made a cameo at the final obama white house garden fall harvest. the presidt kids who are participants in the let's move program. some celebrities showed up for the fun, including sesame street's elmo. after the harvest, participants gathered to prepare a fresh and healthy meal with ingredients from the garden. ((sharie johnson)) the white harvest garden was planted by mrs. obama in 2009 to launch a national conversation around health and well-being. earlier this week, mrs. obama unveiled a historic marker in the garden and announced a 2.9-million-dollar donation from a seed company to keep the garden
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bearing down on florida this morning... with nearly two- million people seeking shelter from the storm. ((brian loftus)) >> you can see on this graphic the track hurricane matthew will take... riding up along the east coast before turning out to sea... and possibly do a boomerang back to florida. ((brian loftus)) i'm brian loftus. ((sharie johnson)) >> and i'm sharie johnson. the storm has already killed more than 300 people in haiti... with the death toll expected to rise as authorities search for survivors. no deaths were reported in cuba. /// ((brian loftus)) the storm has also caused a travel nightmare for millions. more than 37- hundred flights are canceled till tomorrow. so far, there are several canceled flights at mccarran that are heading to florida. we're going to send things over now to marlie hall.. who's live from orlando with the latest.